Namibia: Kaokoland – Back and Beyond in the Country’s Last Wilderness

Descendants of the Herero people,in Northern Namibia have survived near extinction caused by droughts, war, and an attempted genocide. Harsh Conditions Kaokoland in the Kunene region of Northern Namibia is one of the last remaining wilderness areas of the country. Isolated from the outside world, Kaokoland offers incredible mountain sceneries, rugged landscapes, gigantic baobabs, and delicately waving makalani palm trees.

Top 10 Ways to Score a Free Hotel Upgrade

You remember Amy Chan, publisher of a blog called Amy Fabulous? We republished her Top 10 Ways to Get Upgraded to Business Class on 14 February 2011 (with her permission, of course) and her Top 10 Restaurants in Paris on 16 February (again, with her permission). Well, we were delighted to learn that Amy has …

Detox & Rejuvenation: Day One

I woke up earlier than expected. After showering and shaving, I headed to the Yoga Centre, where I took part in Pranayama, or meditation, yoga for 30 minutes. I had my first detox drink while waiting for a consultation with a wellness consultant, who conducted a kinesiology priority check, took my blood pressure, and measured …

All’s Well That Ends Well!

I am in Thailand, otherwise known as the Land of Smiles. So why am I frowning? After arising earlier than usual this morning, I headed for the cafe, where a wonderful breakfast buffet awaited. There were fresh and dried fruits. There were freshly squeezed fruit juices – some to order. There was Chinese dim sum …

Hua Hin – Summer Home of Thai Royalty

While foreign tourists flock to Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Koh Samui, Thais – especially well-heeled Thais – favour Hua Hin, which is 230 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. The oldest of Thailand's beach resorts, Hua Hin was discovered in the 1920s by King Rama VII, who thought it would make an ideal summer getaway from sultry …